The month started out with an amazing addition to the basement.
It was awesome. Kids were in heaven. We knew there'd be an injury eventually, but this isn't quite what we foresaw.
It ended up being a compound fracture, and since the bone came through the skin, he needed surgery. It was also Macey's birthday.
Crew and I left in quite a hurry when he came upstairs with his Harry Potter arm. We left poor Macey and her friend in charge of 2 screaming and traumatized kids. Luckily, Paul was able to come home and do cake and icecream once Crew got settled into surgery preop.
He did awesome the entire day. He broke it about 1:30 and he got out of surgery around 10:00.
Waking up after surgery was a little rough and he kept yelling at the nurses to stop trying to kill him. :) But, we eventually got him settled down and we got home just before midnight.
I ended up keeping all the kids home from school the next day, as everyone was a bit tired and traumatized.
Plus, Crew didn't mind the extra attention.
Or presents and visits.
He was super concerned about not getting any of Macey's birthday cake, Luckily the kids remembered to set a piece aside for him and he happily ate it for lunch.
I had to keep Crew home with me all week.
We played lots of games and did lots of puzzles.
and lots of cuddling on the couch.
And luckily, his bff had him over for a calm playdate, because he was getting a bit stir crazy.
Then, we finally got the first hard cast on and we didn't have to be so stressed about him running around. He was right back on the tramp, playing soccer, and running wild at recess.
He freaked out when they took his arm out of the soft cast because he thought it would still be crooked. He was happy as could be to see that it was nice and straight.
They just put his hard cast on over the bandages from his surgery and just left the stitches and everything alone. This turned out to haunt Crew (and us) later, as he then developed an insane rash because of it. This made sleeping really hard and it was pretty heartbreaking to watch. He couldn't fall asleep without one of us laying with him. Luckily, it got better when he got his short cast in March.
Other than Crew's arm, we didn't do much in February.
We went to Nickel City, as it was fairly cast friendly.
Miles and I made a cake for the Blue and Gold Scout dinner.
He's always bragging about how well I make a Kirby Cake, so that it what we had to do, even though it had nothing to do with the theme or scouts. :)
Tajen came to play, always an exciting time.
And of course Ruby and Reagan played non stop.
The weekend after Crew broke his arm, Paul and I headed to Vegas to visit Trina and TJ. I went back and forth about leaving him (extreme mom guilt), but finally decided he would be fine and Holly could handle it all.
So glad I did. I have missed Trina and it was nice to get to see her face and not be stressed for 2 days.
And she took me to a new Soda Shop. Trina knows what I love.
There was of course Mom Hikes. The main way I survive it all.
Plus, Paul and I even got out one Saturday morning and I took him on one of my favorite hikes. Where I had extreme difficultly crossing the icy snow covered log.